Thread: 3870 vs GTS 450
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Old 09-07-11, 08:14 AM   #8
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Default Re: 3870 vs GTS 450

Originally Posted by candle_86 View Post
Ok so its supposed to be faster correct?

COH-OF Everything on 1600x900
3870 32FPS
GTS 450 35FPS

WoW Cataclysm Ultra except Shadows at medium 1600x900
3870 51 FPS SW 13FPS 25man Rag
GTS 450 48FPS SW 15FPS 25man Rag

Mass Effect 2 1600x900 Max settings
3870 27FPS
GTS 450 30FPS

These are what ive tested so far.

Rest of system
Core2Duo E6750 @ 3.2
Abit IP35pro
4gb DDR2 800 @ 960
500x2GB Raid+0
450W Antec PSU

It seems quite underwhelming but the GTS450 is supposed to be close to a GTX260 196 but it feels like a GTS640.
The Gtx 260 and Gts450 may have same amounts of shader cores, but the 260 got twice the memory bandwidth and higher fillrate as well.

Seems to me that the 3870 and the gts 450 is more equally matched then the 450 and gtx 260 is at least on paper.

And while there may be some cpu limitation going on, that isn't the problem here as I got similar setup as this guy does and I saw a very nice performance boost going from the gtx 260 as in the sig to a gtx 560ti in 1080p gaming.
You have upgraded to a card which isn't that much of an upgrade from the previous.
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